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Old 11-25-2005, 05:27 AM   #1  
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Default Where do you find Chipboard?

Where is everyone's best place to find chipboard, and what is your #1 favorite use of it?

I generally find mine at work (don't laugh) ... I go around opening packages of forms and take out the back chipboard piece. It's not the highest quality, but usually works fine for my projects- and since I can't find it in my local stores it's about the only place I find it these days. Am I asking for the wrong thing at the store? We're talking our best local office supply place looks at me like I'm nuts.

So, where do you get it and what do you do with it?

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Old 11-25-2005, 07:44 AM   #2  
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In the recycle bin! Cardboard boxes usually do the trick. I made some chipboard accents recently and used them on this scrapbook page: //www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=175552&cat=500&ppuser=4275

I would like to buy some pre-cut shapes, but can't find a mixed bag. I can't see the point of a big bag of the same shape.

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Old 11-25-2005, 01:32 PM   #3  
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I use cereal boxes. All that stuff is actually chipboard. I've also received some "real" chipboard from someone from an art store--and it's the exact same stuff, same weight, everything.
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lol

glad to hear of all of us recyclers out there .

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Is either real or "recycled" chipboard af/lf? I've been hesitant to use it on my scrapbook pages because of the uncertainty. I have no problems using it on cards tho...
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Is either real or "recycled" chipboard af/lf?

I'll be honest, I don't know. But all of my layouts and pics are also preserved digitally, and I don't let the chipboard touch the photos. Plus, I never just leave it be--I spray it with Make It Acid Free first, and always paint it or cover it with paper, etc.
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Okay, now I am really curious. For us relatively newbies, what exactly is "chipboard"?
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Okay, now I am really curious. For us relatively newbies, what exactly is "chipboard"?
It's the plain grey cardboard that they use to make cereal packs, the backs of notepads etc. You can also buy it in precut shapes. You can alter it by painting it, sanding it and embossing it to make cool accents. Or you can cover it to make journal covers etc. Best of all, it's free!
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Okay, I never exactly knew what this was when people said they used "chipboard" on their cards - boy, do I feel like an idiot now!
I have a great source for it, but have never used it for cards . . . YET!
At work, we buy bulk paper in 24"x36" size, and each package has a full sheet of "chipboard" in the front AND the back of the paper to protect it. All I ever used it for before was to make models of buildings. HAHA
Now I will look at it in a whole new light. Thanks for clearing it up in my head, since I just never had heard it called that before. It was always just Cardboard to me! But different from the corrogated cardboard they use for packing boxes.
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Cool I was at a warehouse sale

today at the papercut in Appleton WI and they have three different sizes of chipboard on their website. Fairly reasonable I think too. They are an awesome paper source. I know SU cardstock rocks but they have some awesome accordian kits, shaker cards, tower cards, pop-out cards and I could go on and on. I highly recommend checking out their website. They also supply some of our Lss so maybe you have already used them. Sun Prairie girls I am sure you have! Got to go play with my new toys now. TTFN!
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you know i have never really used chipboard but now that i have been on this site i hear about it all the time so i have had some ideas let me tell ya im addicted to this site now lol but i love all the ideas thanks to all of u
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If you live anywhere near an art or design school, then local hobby or specialty art stores in your city should carry it in large sheets (roughly 30x42 or so) in varying thicknesses from 1/32" all the way to 1/8".
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I have tons of chipboard which I get from work for free. I find it difficult to cut. I don't have the fancy gizmos for die cutting. Any other ideas of how to cut and also what else can you shape it into apart from large alphabet letters
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Boy I lucked out! There is a store in Ann Arbor, Michigan called The Scrapbox. It has recycled stuff from businesses. They had huge bins full of chipboard that was beautiful. It was bleached and cut in circles, squares, ovals, rectangles and different sizes. Perfect for cards and albums. I brought home a brown grocery bag full of them for $4.50. I shared them with all of my stamping friends. One of my best find indeed!
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I use my KAI scissors on my chipboard items that I make myself. I was cutting my shapes out with a craft knife but realized my scissors work better and do not take as long.

I get my chipboard either from the scrap stores, or use the thick stuff from the scrap store (they will give it free) that comes with certain manufacturers. I paint it, cover it with patterned paper, ink it, add Glossy Glaze to the top in several coats, just about anything you can imagine.

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